Articles by Colin White

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Important Things You Need to Know About Hadoop Summary
There is a lot to understand about Hadoop and the commercial offerings available to extend the capabilities of Hadoop. Drawing on research from the recent BI Research Technology Guide that he authored, Colin White discusses key considerations for selecting a Hadoop platform.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Analytics, Big data, Hadoop

by Colin White | 0 comments
09-17-2013
Collaborative BI Sets Stage for Collective User Action Summary
With users working together on business intelligence processes, organizations can make better decisions. And you don’t need to go all-in to get started. (This article was included in a recent issue of our BI Trends + Strategies e-zine.)

Topics: Business Intelligence, Collaboration

by Claudia Imhoff, Colin White | 0 comments
10-17-2012
Split Personalities Put Data Scientists in Play Summary
This article by Claudia Imhoff and Colin White explores the characteristics of data scientists and looks at why they are in such high demand. (This article was included in a recent issue of our BI Trends + Strategies e-zine.)

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence

by Claudia Imhoff, Colin White | 0 comments
09-11-2012
Advanced Analytics and Business Intelligence: Term Abuse? Summary
To avoid confusion and explain how a technology can provide business benefit, is important to have a level of common understanding about the meaning of the terms used.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Mining and Statistical Analysis, Predictive Analytics, Decision Support Systems

by Claudia Imhoff, Colin White | 3 comments
05-18-2010
Extending the Scope and Reach of Business Intelligence, Part 3 Summary
Is data federation in your future? This article describes the most popular usages of data federation as well as situations where it may not be a good option.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Enterprise Information Integration (EII), ETL, Data Virtualization, Data Federation

by Claudia Imhoff, Colin White | 0 comments
04-27-2010
Extending the Scope and Reach of Business Intelligence, Part 2 Summary
Claudia Imhoff and Colin White take a look at lower-cost deployment options for business intelligence applications focusing specifically on analytical database management systems and appliances.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Databases/Database Administration, Analytics, Appliances, Cloud Computing
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by Claudia Imhoff, Colin White | 0 comments
03-30-2010
Extending the Scope and Reach of Business Intelligence, Part 1 Summary
Learn about new and evolving technologies that enable companies to extend the scope and reach of their BI environments.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Collaboration, Data Mining and Statistical Analysis, Data Integration, Analytics, Cloud Computing, Visualization

by Claudia Imhoff, Colin White | 0 comments
02-23-2010
Come and Get It! Making Business Intelligence More Consumable, Part 4 Summary
Claudia Imhoff and Colin White conclude their 4-part series with this article that discusses a maturity model for evolving your current business intelligence environment to one that promotes and sustains information workers.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Collaboration
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by Claudia Imhoff, Colin White | 1 comment
01-26-2010
Come and Get It! Making Business Intelligence More Consumable, Part 3 Summary
Recent innovations in six areas of technology can significantly impact the overall business intelligence deployments in terms of performance, scalability and low cost. Claudia Imhoff and Colin White provide a guide to help you understand how these advances have changed the face of analytics and information worker support.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, SaaS (Software as a Service), Appliances, Cloud Computing, Data Management
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by Claudia Imhoff, Colin White | 2 comments
12-15-2009
Come and Get It! Making Business Intelligence More Consumable, Part 2 Summary
In this second part of a three-part series, Claudia Imhoff and Colin White describe the information requirements for the two types of information workers and outline approaches that can help satisfy those requirements while at the same time making information more consumable.

Topics: Business Intelligence

by Claudia Imhoff, Colin White | 1 comment
11-17-2009
Come and Get It! Making Business Intelligence More Consumable, Part 1 Summary
Business intelligence (BI) users are faced with problems on a scale hardly imagined just a few years ago. Responding to these problems requires an understanding of who the information workers are, what technologies work best for them and how to change their BI environments. In this first part of a three-part series, Claudia Imhoff and Colin White describe the history of information workers and discuss their characteristics.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Information Management, Analytics

by Claudia Imhoff, Colin White | 3 comments
10-27-2009
The Extremes of Web Analytics: From Google to BAM and Business Intelligence Summary
In this article, Colin White reviews technologies and tools for producing web analytics and looks at how these analytics can be integrated into the enterprise business intelligence environment.

Topics: Analytics, Web Analytics

by Colin White | 1 comment
09-29-2009
Database Technology for the Web: Part 3 – Hadoop Summary
In his continuing series on database technology for the Web, Colin White looks at Hadoop, concluding that while it is not an alternative to a relational DBMS for many enterprise applications, it is useful for certain specialized data-intensive applications that relational DBMSs may not be able to handle.

Topics: Information Management, Architecture, Data Management

by Colin White | 1 comment
08-25-2009
Database Technology for the Web: Part 2 – Event Analytics Summary
Colin White provides an overview of event analytics and shows how this type of processing fits into an operational business intelligence (BI) environment.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Business Process Management (BPM), Web Analytics

by Colin White | 1 comment
07-28-2009
Database Technology for the Web: Part 1 – The MapReduce Debate Summary
Colin White weighs in on the MapReduce debate, reviewing this technology and describing its pros and cons.

Topics: Information Management, Databases/Database Administration, Data Management

by Colin White | 2 comments
06-24-2009

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